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  1. I want... But I'll be gone from umpiring for 2 years... Ugh.
  2. Biscuit

    Wrong Ejection

    Losing assignments/slowing down my progress as an umpire
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    Wrong Ejection

    I've had conversations with conference coordinators, really high level college umpires, and professional umpires that has made it clear that in college and professional baseball, they want warnings if at all possible. There is an informal list of automatics. If it is not one of those (even if it is similar to one of the automatics in nature) you need too warn first, or it will be frowned upon, or at least, not seen as well as it could be.
  4. I've wondered on this before and have never been given a good reason why we verbalize all out calls at first, but I have been told that we do verbalize all out calls at first. I've gotten to the point that I just shrug my shoulders and do it because that's what's expected, and it doesn't hurt my ability to umpire well.
  5. Wait, so line drive down the line, hits a bird in flight over fair territory, then falls foul because of that, foul ball?
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    Wrong Ejection

    Because on an ejection report, you are almost (added for the same reason you did) always protected if you warn first.
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    Wrong Ejection

    I'm honestly kinda surprised with how many people are saying they'd jump straight to ejection. Like, yeah, this is obviously unacceptable, but I fail to see how it warrants an ejection without a warning. The conversation is absolutely over, and the coach is getting a stern warning, but I just don't see the reason for the ejection. That being said, this feels like a situation where an ejection is probably going to happen, and it time might be counted in seconds rather than minutes.
  8. A ball that leaves the field (potential homerun) is the exception. NCAA may have a provision for changing a foul ball in the outfield to a fair ball, but I can't remember.
  9. Luckily, this seems to be somewhat assuaged as you work higher levels of ball. Not always, but often. There's a Juco coach in a a conference I work who has a bit of a reputation (though it seems, and I've been told, he's cooled off a bit in the last couple years). First time I had him, I was on the dish at his place. His team is losing by a couple runs going into the bottom of the 9th. To keep a long story short (and hopefully unidentifiable), he came out, I thought there was a very non zero chance I might have to eject him, but instead he came out to compliment me and tell me he had tex
  10. That's a bit of CYA I'd say. Dude cones off and they tag him, now Cora comes out and says "you were making an out signal towards him! Of course he thought he's out!". If you tell him to stay there and he then steps off, that's on him. It's a confusing situation. This was a part of Tumpane (who like... Wow, what an umpire. This at was awesome) untangling the situation for all involved
  11. How do you sign up? I may be interested in some of their stuff a ways down the road, but I'd rather have the ability to whenever I want.
  12. This is not true in pro ball, and there may be limited scenarios outside of pro ball using OBR where that's the case. In fact, if you said "this is your warning" in pro ball or at school, is bet it wouldn't go well. If you're calling FED or NCAA (or youth ball using OBR) though, this is certainly true.
  13. You know, this is a good question. I have a feeling that it stems from the people making mechanics books wanting to draw arrows in the book, but as Matt (and others) have said, it's U1's until called off. There's not a great way to put that in a mechanicgram, so I imagine that's why.
  14. There seems to be some misunderstanding with how the 2 umpire system works. In 2 man, you can only go out from A, never B or C. Perhaps you mean you step up to the grass dirt line (or approximately so if there is no infield grass)? That would not be considered going out, and you would still be responsible for the plays at all bases. Also, this sounds like it should absolutely be your ball. Even if F9 takes a step or two to the line, it won't be challenging fair foul barring some weird alignment by the outfielders. Technically, by the book, yes, that would be PU's catch no catch. In pract
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